What I find attractive about pantheism is the balance of power it forces on the universe. The biggest (logical) problem with most (not all) monotheistic religions is the supreme being is almost always omniscient/omnipotent. This raises a host of problems but the one I like to point to most often is the to good to be true problem (tgtbT). Incidentally, the simulation hypothesis falls victim to this issue as well, though in a slightly different way. Essentially tgtbT says that it is simply too easy to account for any aspect of why the universe is the way it is or why certain things happen and others don’t by pointing to the omnipotent/omniscient being and saying “because he/she/it made it that way….” Basically, it is the fall back position of all fall back positions and it can never be verified or disproven. In pantheism it would be (logically) impossible for any one being to be omnipotent/omniscient because then there would be ‘no point’ in there being any other Gods. In fact one would be hard pressed to even call them Gods since their power(s) would be so puny in comparison to the all powerful/all knowing one. Pantheism forces the Gods to share power in some way and thus none can be perfect. This makes for a much tidier and logically permissible Godhead in my view.

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